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Aquabox Team keep busy

Report by Ayr Aquabox convenor Rob Keating, who is also an Aquabox Ambassador. We shall be showcasing Aquabox at this year's District Conference at the Jubilee Hotel in Glasgow, in October 2019. We will also be showcasing Aquabox in Aberdeen at the North of Scotland District Conference along with other Ambassadors for ... More

Visit to Hampden Park

  On 31 May 2019, the Club visited Hampden Park. Ayr member, John Dunlop, was Director of Policy and Administration at the SFA a few years ago, and was able to organise an excellent tour of all the facilities. Our guide, Bruce, gave us lots of information on the development of Hampden and showed us the dressing ... More

Annual Charity Golf Day Friday 10 May 2019

Our annual golf event takes place on Friday 10 May 2109. We are retaining the successful format of a shotgun start at 9.30am followed by drinks, snacks and prize-giving in the Belleisle clubhouse. This creates a good social atmosphere with everything completed by 3.00pm We are supporting two cancer charities this year - ... More

Our Aquabox team visit Erskine & District

On Monday 28 Jan 2019, the Ayr Rotary Club Aquabox team, led by Rob Keating visited Erskine & District Rotary Club to give a full Aquabox Presentation. We were made extremely welcome and were invited back in June (dates to be confirmed) to showcase Aquabox at their Gala Days, which will be held in Bishopton and ... More

The Scotland/Canada Rotary Curling Tour

Bob Mackintosh, after whom the Trans-Atlantic Rotary Curling Quaich is named, was instrumental in founding the tour. In February 1956, Bob and his wife May travelled to Montreal. May, a lecturer at Edinburgh University, had written a book on education and hoped to have it published in Canada. While in Montreal Bob met ... More

Charity Race Night 12 Oct 2018

Ayr Rotary Club are holding a Charity Race Night on Friday 12 Oct 2018, starting at 7pm, in Ayr Rugby Club, Millbrae, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PJ. The format will be eight races, where guests can bet on the horses and receive cash prizes if they win. There is a buffet included and of course the bar is open. These nights are ... More

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief 13 July 2018

The Club’s biggest ever event, with over 300 attending, was held on 13 July 2018 in Ayr Town Hall. Following a presentation to the Club in 2017 by Dr Kirsty Muirhead from the charity Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, it was decided to help promote the work of the charity by using the power of the local Rotary clubs ... More

Annual Charity Golf Day Fri 11 May 2018

Our annual golf event will soon be upon us. We are retaining the successful format of a shotgun start at 9.30am followed by drinks, snacks and prize-giving in the Belleisle clubhouse. This creates a good social atmosphere with everything done by 3.30pm The main beneficiary this year is South Ayrshire Dementia Support ... More

In-situ Safari Supper 28 Oct 2017

The International Committee have found a great way of raising funds. Find a suitable location (in this case St Leonard's Church hall, invite a few people along and ask them to bring their own food and drink. So far, so good.... But then ask them to pay for it! And so this magic formula raised over £900 for a water ... More

Carrick Centre, Maybole (CAN Project)

The Community Services committee nominated Carrick Centre, Maybole as their prime charitable project last year. It has been a tremendous success, and would not have been possible without the help form Ayr Rotary Club. Coral McMillan, the manager at the Carrick Centre says: "We have had a brilliant, busy summer with ... More